Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, Jesus gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.
- Luke 9:16
Jesus doesn't have much to work with, but he's thankful for it.
Imagine the noise, the kids crying and the disciples grumbling. And yet he's thankful. It's late in the day so his own stomach is probably growling after a full session of hiking through the countryside and preaching. And yet he's thankful. There's a massive crowd of needs in front of him. And yet he's thankful.
He takes the bread and fish and looks upward to God in gratitude. Again, it's not much. But it's what he has.
What small thing can you give thanks for today? Take a moment and actually look up - let your body be part of the prayer, too.